Preventive Care

Preventive care services are performed to help pets avoid disease and sickness and to ensure that they remain healthy. These services include vaccinations, parasite control, wellness exams, and weight management. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about our services in preventive care.

Available Services
  • Your pet is important to us, and so we have doctors and staff that specialize in all stages of your pets' lives - from puppies and kitten to full grown dogs and cats.  

    Regular annual and bi-annual examinations are necessary to monitor your pet's ever changing health and to help us catch problems before they become more serious.   We offer a variety of Senior Wellness and Adult Wellness Lab Panels that can identify problems that are not apparent on physical exam of your companion animal.... Read more

  • Fleas cause irritation & dermatitis.
    Think your pet has "just a few fleas?" A little can become a lot fast; before you know it, your home is crawling with uninvited guests and your poor pet is scratching like crazy. Skin irritation, hair loss and even anemia are the potential side effects from untreated flea infestation.... Read more

  • We offer core and optional but recommended vaccines for all of our clients.   We highly recommend yearly booster vaccines to prevent these serious diseases and viruses from affecting your beloved pets.

    Rabies - One of the most important vaccines.... Read more

  • Does your pet have a microchip? Each year, millions of pets go missing and many don't make it back home. Microchipping your pet is a simple, effective way to prevent this sort of tragic loss.

    About the size and shape of a grain of rice, identification microchips are encoded with your pet's vital information then implanted beneath your pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades.... Read more

  • Veterinarian staff with puppy at VCA Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital

    The decision to bring a new kitten or puppy into your life can be momentous and life changing.

    Like any new beginning, however, it can be both joyful and stressful at times. Our aim is to educate and support new owners during this critical time.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers guidance on a number of parasite control programs. The most common parasites that afflict pets are fleas and ticks.

    Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite.... Read more

  • Our hospital offers and encourages preventive medicine services through early disease detection and wellness programs for adult and senior dogs.

    Because pets are living longer, they may experience increased problems with chronic illnesses and cancer. The earlier a problem is diagnosed and a treatment plan started, the better the outcome.... Read more

  • Vaccinations are critical to the well-being of our pets, because they protect against potentially deadly viral diseases like Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Rabies in dogs, and Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus and Rabies in cats.


    • Annual Rabies Vaccination - Rabies is always fatal (in both animals and humans). Since there is no cure, prevention by vaccination is the only solution.... Read more

  • All pets should be examined at least once a year in order to prevent or detect health problems.   The physical examination is also an opportunity for you to discuss important wellness issues with your pet's doctor.   It's one of the best ways to help your pet keep healthy and stay around for as long as possible.... Read more

  • When pets are ill, they cannot tell us what's wrong.   That is where Wellness Testing comes into play.

    Blood tests can be used to detect, treat, and prevent potentially dangerous illnesses.... Read more